2015 MLB Playoffs Are All About Parity

by Noiz 1. October 2015 21:24

2015 MLB Playoffs Are All About Parity

When I was a kid, in the… let’s just say sometime in the 20th century… you knew who was going to win the World Series long before October rolled around.

At the very least, you knew there were only a couple of teams that stood a snowball’s chance of being crowned world champs—everyone else was just playing out the schedule.

Back then, the good teams were really good and they knew how to play as favorites.  Today’s players tend to do better when it’s “us versus the world” or when they’re the obvious underdog.

That’s not to say there weren’t upsets and underdogs back in the “olden days,” but they were few and far between. 

In 2015, however, we may have a wide open, no clear cut favorite, no clear cut underdog, your-guess-is-as-good-as-mine MLB playoffs.

We’re talking full-on, one-hundred percent parity.   It’s probably the most parity Major League Baseball has ever experienced in its second season.

You can make a case for each of the ten teams in the MLB postseason winning the World Series as easily as you can diagram their early exit.

And that’s exactly what we did…

Toronto Blue Jays
Qualified By Winning: American League East
Last Playoff Berth: 1993
Last World Series Victory: 1993 (2)

Case For Winning It All: Entering the playoffs, the Blue Jays have the best lineup in the business and a bona fide ace leading their rotation (David Price).  Toronto didn’t start the season as World Series favorites but they became one after making some key trades prior to the deadline.

Reason They Won’t Win It All: Their closer Roberto Osuna has struggled down the stretch and Troy Tulowitzki (one of those big trades) is coming off of an injury (small crack in left shoulder blade).

Kansas City Royals
Qualified By Winning: American League Central
Last Playoff Berth: 2014 (Lost World Series)
Last World Series Victory: 1985 (1)

Case For Winning It All: Since Opening Day, the Kansas City Royals have been the best team in the American League.  They play great defense and have a killer bullpen.  They are also second in the American League in batting average and stolen bases.  The Royals playoffs could once again end with a World Series appearance.

Reason They Won’t Win It All: The Royals’ future rests on the arm of recently acquired ace, Johnny Cueto.  Unfortunately for the Royals and their fans, Cueto has been remarkably below average.  Since coming to K.C. he’s surrendered nearly five earned runs a game.  If the Royals want to win the World Series he needs to pitch like a Cy Young candidate.

Texas Rangers
Qualified By Winning: American League West
Last Playoff Berth: 2012 (Lost AL Wild Card Game)
Last World Series Victory: None

Case For Winning It All: After losing starting pitcher Yu Darvish for the season, before the season even began, the Texas Rangers were supposed to finish in the cellar.  Yet, manager Jeff Banister has refused to let his team quit.  Since Aug. 1, the Rangers have been one of baseball’s best team. 

Reason They Won’t Win It All:  The Rangers team ERA is over four—bad enough for 13th in the American League.  Cole Hamels came to Arlington via a trade and has filled in for Darvish quite nicely.  Hamels, however, is not known as “Mr. October” and similar questions marks hang over the heads of the Rangers other starting pitchers.  The Rangers playoffs chances will hinge on their hurlers.

New York Yankees
Qualified As: American League Wild Card #1
Last Playoff Berth: 2012 (Lost ALCS)
Last World Series Victory: 2009 (27)

Case For Winning It All: The New York Yankees are fourth in the American League in home runs, second in runs, and third in OPS.  They also have the best bullpen in the Majors.  Closer Andrew Miller has an ERA below two.

Reason They Won’t Win It All: Mark Teixeira is out for the season with a fracture in his shin.  For a playoff team, the Yanks starting rotation is terrible.  Home field advantage will extend the Yankees playoffs beyond the Wild Card Game but not much further. 

Houston Astros
Qualified As: American League Wild Card #2
Last Playoff Berth: 2005 (Lost World Series)
Last World Series Victory: None

Case For Winning It All: Like the Rangers, no one expected the Houston Astros to be in 2015 MLB Postseason.  They reached the playoffs thanks to ace Dallas Keuchel and their potent lumber.

Reason They Won’t Win It All:  There are two reasons the Astros playoffs will end in anguish.  One, Keuchel can’t pitch every game.  Two, Keuchel can’t close.  The Astros bullpen is awful.

New York Mets
Qualified By Winning: National League East
Last Playoff Berth: 2006 (Lost NLCS)
Last World Series Victory: 1986 (2)

Case For Winning It All: The feel-good New York Mets possess a lights-out starting rotation led by Matt Harvey.  The Mets have the best team ERA in the National League… for a club not aligned in the NL Central.

Reason They Won’t Win It All: No one is really sure how many innings Harvey will give the Mets in the playoffs.  That’s not good news when you consider that the Mets relief pitching is below average.  Furthermore, in the NL the Metropolitans are 13th in team batting average and last in steals. 

St. Louis Cardinals
Qualified By Winning: National League Central
Last Playoff Berth: 2014 (Lost NLCS)
Last World Series Victory: 2011 (11)

Case For Winning It All: The St. Louis Cardinals are the best team in baseball.  They’re also the most clutch and the most resilient.   They have the best team ERA and they’ve allowed the fewest runs in the entire Major Leagues.

Reason They Won’t Win It All: Injuries.  As the season closes, the Cards are dealing with injuries to Adam Wainwright, Carlos Martinez, Matt Holliday, Yadier Molina, and Matt Adams.  Has the roster run out of gas for a 2015 Cardinals playoff push?

Los Angeles Dodgers
Qualified By Winning: National League West
Last Playoff Berth: 2014 (Lost NLDS)
Last World Series Victory: 1988 (6)

Case For Winning It All: The Los Angeles Dodgers have not one but two aces: Clayton Kershaw and Zack Greinke.  The Dodgers lead the Senior Circuit in homers and on-base percentage and are second in OPS.

Reason They Won’t Win It All:  The Dodgers don’t have a legitimate third arm to go with Kershaw and Greinke.  That’s a bit odd for a team with a $300 million payroll.  Speaking of their payroll, the pressure will definitely be on the Dodgers in the playoffs.  It will be a colossal failure if the Boys in Blue, who are getting a lot of green, don’t win the World Series.

Pittsburgh Pirates
Qualified As: National League Wild Card #1
Last Playoff Berth: 2014 (Lost NL Wild Card Game)
Last World Series Victory: 1979 (5)

Case For Winning It All: The Pittsburgh Pirates are a balanced team—they’re good at the plate and on the mound.  If they can escape the Wild Card Game they will be a team no one wants to play.

Reason They Won’t Win It All: They can’t catch.  The team leads the National League in errors.  The Pirates 2015 playoffs will be decided by their gloves, not their bats.

Chicago Cubs
Qualified As: National League Wild Card #2
Last Playoff Berth: 2008 (Lost NLDS)
Last World Series Victory: 1908 (2)

Case For Winning It All: Some experts believe the youthful Chicago Cubs are a year away from being a championship club.  Usually, when you hear talk like that it means a team is poised to take it all.  The Cubs will look to win their first World Series in more than a century behind ace Jake Arrieta and manager Joe Maddon.

Reason They Won’t Win It All:  The Cubs strike out far too often for a playoff team.  They also lack a strong bullpen.  It will be interesting to see how the Cubs in the playoffs will rip the hearts out of their faithful fans.

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Mac Miller Evolves And Launches Tour

by Noiz 27. September 2015 15:27

Mac Miller Evolves And Launches Tour

There’s one thing all great musicians do. 

That one thing is evolve.

Their music changes, or to put it another way, their music doesn’t stay the same.

Becoming stagnated is a death sentence in the music business.

We’re not necessarily talking about keeping up on the latest music trends or working with the hottest producers.  Nor do we mean an artist has to continually reinvent themselves like Madonna.

We mean, musicians need to mature as people and then use that wisdom to mature as an artist.

The band with the most dramatic, important, and famous musical evolution is The Beatles.  It’s hard to believe but in half a dozen years the “Fab Four” went from “I Want To Hold Your Hand” to “Across The Universe.”

The Beatles are not the only artists who evolved.  The Rolling Stones, The Who, U2, The Clash, Pink Floyd, Paul Weller, and David Bowie all managed to grow musically.

In fact, most of the great artists—those worthy of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame considerations—evolved.  It might not be as drastic as the aforementioned artists but they evolved.

The passage of time makes it’s easier to see an artist’s musical evolution but that doesn’t mean you can’t experience their progress as it happens.

An artist that has recently “evolved” is Pittsburgh rapper Mac Miller.

Miller has done so thanks to his third studio release, GO:OD AM.

The album dropped Sept. 18—just two days before the launch of a Mac Miller tour. 

The 17-track opus features contributions from Ab-Soul, Lil B, Miguel, Little Dragon, and Chief Keef.

The LP was produced by a slew of people including ID Labs, Sha Money XL, THC, Christian Rich, Frank Dukes, Sevn Thomas, Drew Byrd, Thundercat, and Tyler, the Creator.

In order to plot Miller’s evolution we must go back to the beginning; to the primordial ooze of his career.

Blue Slide Park
When Miller started releasing mixtapes he was 15.  His first studio album, Blue Slide Park, dropped when he was 19.

While critics dislike the album, it sold very well.  Blue Slide Park debuted at number one on the Billboard 200.

Back then, his music was called “frat rap.”  His lyrics were pretty banal and his flows were unconfident, and simple.  Critics charged that he hadn’t found his voice.

As Ryan Alfieri wrote in an UPROXX article…

“In his early mixtape days, Mac’s style was the equivalent of a rap starter pack for kids; sugary instrumentals behind bars that rarely went beyond the “who you know that’s iller than Mac Miller” message.”

Adding to his party image was his MTV2 reality show, Mac Miller and the Most Dope Family.  It was Miller’s lame attempt to combine Jackass with Entourage.

Watching Movies with the Sound Off
Miller’s sophomore effort, Watching Movies with the Sound Off, hit streets in 2013. 

Commercially, it didn’t live up to its predecessor but critics started to come around on the rapper who looks like a clerk from Best Buys.

In Watching Movies, Miller employed bleak and dreary lyrics.  The somber mood was appropriate since Miller had moved to Los Angeles (to make his second album and his television show) and picked up a drug habit.

Chris Gibbons, in his album review of GO:OD AM for The Boombox, had this to say about Watching Movies with the Sound Off:

“Miller’s more poppy sensibilities remained, but the tone was darker. The lyrics were more focused on depression and drug addiction than having a good time. “

Miller’s drug habit was so bad that he had an “intern” whose job it was to wipe cocaine and blood off of rolled up bills. 

“…I looked at my phone and saw that I had him [listed] in there as ‘Intern.’  I asked him what he had me in his phone as.  He said ‘My hero.’”   — Mac Miller

Surprisingly, that wasn’t rock bottom.


Miller reached rock bottom while touring Europe.  He called up legendary producer Rick Rubin and asked for his help.  Rubin gave it and Miller got clean.

He then left Los Angeles and relocated to New York City.

“I wanted to come back to reality.  New York is a good place for that.” — Mac Miller

Miller’s third album, GO:OD AM is also his first with a major label, Warner Bros Records.  Miller signed with Warner because they allowed him full creative control.

It was a good decision by both entities because GO:OD AM is Miller’s best work to date.  It takes the fun of his debut record and combines it with the maturity he began displaying in his second issue.

On top of that, Miller adds doses of wisdom, depth, confidence, conviction, and earnest introspection.  He’s no longer making music for frat parties or making music while high. 

He’s just making great music.

The Artist

Furthermore, Miller’s style and flow have matured.  Not only does he have more profound things to say, but he’s rapping those insightful ideas better than ever before. 

Miller has finally come into his own as a rapper, and he’s demanding that we take him seriously as an artist.

What’s really amazing about Miller’s evolution is he’s still only 23 years old!

In five years, Miller has gone from frat rapper to legitimate hip hop artist.  One can only imagine where the next five years will take him.

Where will he be when he turns 30?  What will he sound like then? 

At last…

In GO:OD AM, Miller addresses the infamous “Eminem Comparisons.”  The two rappers are often compared to one another because they’re both white (and diminutive).  Other than that they have little in common.

Miller actually has more in common with Wiz Khalifa—they both went to the same high school.

In the album’s second track, “Brand Name,” Miller raps:

“I’m a white rapper, they always call me shady/Got no idea what I’m contemplatin’”

Mac Miller Tour
Miller’s 2015 Tour has more than 60 dates scheduled for the United States, Canada, and Europe.

A group of artists, including Goldlink, Michael Christmas, Domo Genesis, and Remember Music, will open for Miller.  They’ll take turns warming up audience so don’t expect every artist to perform at every show. 

Miller will be in Europe for five concerts in late September and early October.  He’ll return to the States on Oct. 6 for a gig at the Water Street Music Hall in Rochester, New York.

Look for Mac Miller concerts in Cleveland (Oct. 9), Detroit (Oct. 14), Seattle (Nov. 9), and Las Vegas (Nov. 17).

Perhaps the highlight of his road trip his Oct. 31.  On Halloween Night, Mac Miller descends on Morrison, Colorado for a show at the world famous Red Rocks Amphitheatre.

Miller’s tour ends Dec. 20 in Toronto.

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Eight Things I learned from Trans-Siberian Orchestra and Disney on Ice: Frozen

by Noiz 22. September 2015 19:32

Eight Things I learned from Trans-Siberian Orchestra and Disney on Ice: Frozen

This holiday season, and throughout the winter, families will have the opportunity to attend two great live events.  The events are a Trans-Siberian Orchestra concert and a Disney on Ice: Frozen show.

These two touring productions are not only highly entertaining but they provide opportunities for families to spend some quality time together.  They’ve also taught me a lot about the holidays.

Trans-Siberian Orchestra
Trans-Siberian Orchestra launches their “Winter Tour 2015: The Ghosts of Christmas Eve” on Nov. 18.  It’s set to end Dec. 30.

This year, TSO is playing their rock opera, The Ghosts of Christmas Eve.  The opera tells the story of a runaway who seeks shelter in an old, abandoned vaudeville theater on Christmas Eve.

Disney On Ice: Frozen
Disney on Ice: Frozen is the ice show version of the popular animated movie Frozen.  The show takes all your favorite characters from the film and puts them on ice skates. 

Even better, Disney on Ice: Frozen uses the actual music from the motion picture.  That means you’ll get to hear “Let It Go” by Idina Menzel for the umpteenth time.  The skaters don’t sing a note they just lip sync.

License To Print $$$
Both the Trans-Siberian Orchestra and Disney on Ice: Frozen are extremely successful. 

TSO has been touring since 1999 and are generally regarded as one of the top ticket selling bands in the world.  On New Year’s Eve 2013, they played for more than a million people at Brandenburg Gate.  The Paul O’Neill founded band has also released eight studio albums.

The Disney on Ice: Frozen tour began in September of 2014 in Orlando.  The production sold a quarter of million Frozen tickets on the first day they became available. 

Holiday & Winter Lessons
Besides being fun for the whole family, the two shows are also instructional.  Both contain pertinent and sagacious lessons about the seasons of Christmas and winter.

Basically, everything I know about the holidays I learned from Trans-Siberian Orchestra and Disney on Ice: Frozen.

1. It’s All About The Kids
Adults can enjoy the holiday season as much as anyone but we all know Christmas is really about the kids.  It’s their holiday.  It’s up to the adults in their life to make it magical.

Disney On Ice: Frozen is all about the kids.  The ice show is a kid-pleasing adaptation of the movie—a movie that has been described as crack for children.

One reviewer remarked, “…sometimes the children in the crowd were so fun to watch that it was hard to keep my eyes on the performance.”

The older kids in your clan will love Trans-Siberian Orchestra.  Well, they’ll like it a lot more than Frozen, The Nutcracker, or A Christmas Carol.

2. You Can Never Have Enough Lights
How do you know when you have hung enough Christmas lights on your house?

The answer is you can never have enough Christmas lights.  At least that’s the lesson learned from a Trans-Siberian Orchestra concert.

You can say that a Trans-Siberian Orchestra show is “a concert with lights” as easily as you can say it’s “a light show with music.”

Even if you don’t celebrate Christmas, even if you hate the holidays, getting Trans-Siberian Orchestra tickets is worth it for the amazing light show.  It will blow your mind.

3. Fire Is An Important Part Of The Holidays
Nothing beats cozying up to a fire during the holidays or in the middle of winter.  There’s something primordial about the experience.

Well, due to their sheer size a Trans-Siberian Orchestra concert is never cozy but there are plenty of fires.  TSO employs a sleigh-load of pyrotechnics. 

You can see for yourself on Dec. 17 when Trans-Siberian Orchestra visits Boston for a show at TD Garden.

If you’re going to celebrate the holidays make sure you have fire.  Don’t burn down your house or anything but make sure you have a fire going in your fireplace.  If that’s not possible then light some candles.

4. Clothes Are An Important Part Of The Holidays
An ugly Christmas sweater… 

The perfect dress for New Year’s Eve…

Warm winter clothes… 

A cool garment for your aunt’s house that always as hot as a sauna…

Having the right outfit is an important factor when it comes to enjoying the holidays.  Nowhere is this lesson more prominent then Disney on Ice: Frozen.

Not only will most of the children in the crowd be dressed like Elsa or Anna, but the skaters on the ice will be too. 

You shouldn’t take the wonderful costumes in Frozen for granted.  Remember, the ice show is an adaptation of an animation.  That made costume design far more difficult than had it been a live action picture.

If the characters on ice didn’t look like their cinematic counterparts then the ice show wouldn’t be the hottest ticket in town. 

Bottom line, to really enjoy the winter season make sure your wardrobe is ready.

5. Christmas Is All About Tradition 
Trans-Siberian Orchestra is a progressive rock band that employs lights, lasers, pyrotechnics, and video screens. 

How is that traditional?

It’s not and nor is TSO’s sound. 

Yet, the band’s Christmas-related rock operas—Christmas Eve and Other Stories, The Christmas Attic, and The Lost Christmas Eve—contain the elements we most associate with Christmas: the past, children, magic, and the power of imagination. 

TSO’s Christmas music may include wicked guitar solos and double kick bass drums, but at the heart of production, at the core of carols, is the true spirit of the holidays. 

Not only that, but attending a TSO concert can become your family’s new holiday tradition.

6. Try To Be In Two Places At Once
This is wishful thinking.  No matter what you do you can’t actually be in two places at once, but wouldn’t that ability be nice to have for the holidays?

Trans-Siberian Orchestra has figured out a way to be in two places at once.  Since 2000, TSO has split into two bands.  One tours the eastern United States and the other the West Coast.

For example, on Nov. 21, TSO will play two shows in Greensboro, North Carolina and two shows in Denver, Colorado.  Those cities are separated by about 1,500 miles.

7. The Holidays Must Go On
In the near future, you can catch the Disney on Ice: Frozen tour in Portland, Oregon; Kent, Washington; Everett, Washington; Spokane, Washington; Boise, Idaho; and Sacramento, California. 

From Dec. 9 through Dec. 14, look for Disney on Ice: Frozen in Los Angeles at Staples Center.

Now, not every venue Frozen visits is one-hundred percent accommodating.  Sometimes the size, or the configuration, of a building hinders production.

Do they cancel the show and move on? 


The show must go on.

For example, the venue at the Oklahoma State Fair prohibited the use of Marshmallow, Frozen’s snow monster. 

What happened?

Producers eliminated his scene.  Oh, well.  Elsa and Anna were still there so no one cared too much.

Your holidays must go on too.  Regardless of what life throws at you—whether it’s bad weather, a small budget, or an actual snow monster—you must find a way to persevere.  People are counting on it.

Besides, the holidays should only be about one thing and that’s spending time with the ones you love. 

8. Never Underestimate The Public’s Love For Christmas Music
Trans-Siberian Orchestra could have never sold ten million concert tickets if people didn’t love Christmas music.  What’s even more amazing is a lot of their Christmas songs are original.

So, if you’re going to have a Christmas party, or some sort of holiday gathering, make sure you have plenty of Christmas music and make sure it’s the good kind—TSO, Bing Crosby, Nat King Cole, Frank Sinatra. 

Your guests will thank you.

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Neil Young And His Politics Are Getting Harder To Follow

by Noiz 10. September 2015 19:06

Neil Young And His Politics Are Getting Harder To Follow

Neil Young and his band, Promise of the Real, will return to the road beginning Oct. 1.  That night they’ll perform at the Adam Center on the campus of the University of Missoula in Missoula, Montana.

The following evening, look for Young and Promise in Spokane, Washington at the Spokane Arena.

There are eight more dates on their docket before their tour wraps at the Greek Theatre in Berkeley, California on Oct. 17.

Rebel Content Tour

This is the second trek for Young and PotR in 2015.  They played 12 dates in July including a two-night stand at Red Rocks in Morrison, Colorado.

Both of the previously mentioned outings are part of the artist’s “Rebel Content Tour.”

Young’s backup band, Promise of the Real, is led by Lukas Nelson and Micah Nelson, sons of Willie Nelson.  Also in the fray are Anthony Logerfo, Tato Melgar, and Corey McCormick.

Not only is the band joining Young on the road but they also helped to record his latest album, The Monsanto Years.

The Monsanto Years

The Monsanto Years dropped June 29 and is Young’s 36th studio release.

The opus is a concept album disparaging Monsanto, a billion dollar corporation in the agrochemical and biotechnology fields. 

One of the few songs from The Monsanto Years that you might hear at an upcoming Neil Young concert is “A Rock Star Bucks a Coffee Shop.”

Yeah, I want a cup of coffee but I don't want a GMO
I like to start my day off without helping Monsanto

Young will turn 70 in early November but in many ways he thinks like a 20-year-old…

…or at least a 20-year-old from a liberal college campus. 

In The Monsanto Years, Young harangues the use of genetically modified organisms or GMO. 

Yet, Young suffers from type 1 diabetes and needs insulin.  Nowadays, the insulin he uses is manufactured by genetically engineered microbes (it used to come from slaughtered pigs).

In the previously mentioned “Star Bucks” song, Young sings that “mothers want to know what they feed their children,” but “GMO” isn’t an ingredient.  It’s a set of processes. 

Young also croons: “Let our farmers grow what they want to grow” but farmers of all sizes utilize GMO.  They use them because an overwhelming amount of scientific studies reveal that GMO increases crop yields, reduces the use of pesticides, and increases profits. 

Also, there’s tons of research supporting its safe use

"Old Man"
Robb Fraley, the Chief Technology Officer at Monsanto, and a self-described Neil Young fan, invited the rock and roll hall of famer to visit his company. 

As Fraley so cleverly put it, “He might even find that a lot of us—this old man included—are a lot like he is.”

Young declined Fraley’s offer and responded with a tripe 10-minute YouTube documentary.

You can understand why Young declined Fraley’s offer. 

What if Young went to Monsanto and learned that they “are a lot like he is?”  That would certainly take the air out of his latest album. 

Young has a vested interest in keeping the anti-GMO movement alive and pressuring companies like Monsanto. 

I wish Young would have visited Monsanto and done so with the wisdom that usually comes with being 69.  Perhaps such a visit would have bridged the gap between the opponents and proponents of GMO.

Instead, Young reacted like a college student wearing a Che Guevara t-shirt.  He ignored the other side of the issue and just doubled down on his own opinion.

In June, Donald Trump announced his bid for the White House.  In doing so, he played Neil Young’s “Rockin’ in the Free World.”

For the sake of this article, we’ll ignore the fact that this probably isn’t the best song for a GOP candidate to use in his campaign.

Trump legally secured the rights to the song but not Young’s permission.  In a statement, Young said the use of his song was “unauthorized.” 

Trump’s camp responded by saying they won’t use it again.

Like Fraley, Trump is also a Neil Young fan.

Young then issued a lengthy statement in which he berated corporations, the Supreme Court, GMO, and the media.

He also used the phrases: “speak Truth to this Economic Power” and “Freedom of Choice.”

I didn’t think anyone over 40 used the terms “speak truth to power” and “freedom of choice.”

Once again, Young seemed to have taken the immature, activist position instead of the sagacious, considered one.

He should have allowed Trump to use his song.  That would have kept him permanently in the conversation and showed everyone that he’s all about “freedom of choice.”

Great White North
In the aforementioned statement, Young “confessed” that he’s Canadian.   He does, however, life in United States.

So you can either pity him for living in a place where he lacks the vote or you can question his intellect for choosing to live in a country that he finds so distasteful.

Young has done a lot of great charity work over the years.  Not only was he a co-founder of Farm Aid but he helped build The Bridge School, an educational institution for children with disabilities.

Without a doubt, Young is a world class humanitarian.

He’s also a bona fide rock star.

Young recently put his two-acre Hawaiian lot, the one with a 4,530-square foot bungalow on the property, up for sale.  The asking price is $24.5 million.

His spread looks like someplace a Bond villain would live.  It’s breathtaking.

For all of Neil Young’s rebellious bluster, and standing up for the so-called common man, he’s still closer to the one-percent then he is to the other ninety-nine.

Very few people who use the term “speak truth to power” have Hawaiian estates with 830 feet of ocean frontage.

Maybe I’m missing the point.

Maybe it’s a good thing that a 70-year-old man still has the convictions and the energy to fight, what many believe is, the good fight.

Perhaps speaking truth to power is better than listening to both sides.

Or maybe none of this matters.  It’s inconsequential where you stand on where Neil Young stands.  After all, what’s really important is the music.

Like Young said:

“Music is a universal language. So I am glad that so many people with varying beliefs get enjoyment from my music, even if they don't share my beliefs.”

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